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Buckeye Reservoir to Taylor Flat

Rating: Easy to Difficult
Length: 11.5 miles
Elevation: 7630’-8260’

From Buckeye Reservoir, head NW and soon cross the state line into Utah. Road is well-maintained and sees a variety of traffic including log trucks. Road climbs through pine forests and open meadows, then drops into the Geyser Creek drainage. Switchbacks bring you out of the drainage to a maintenance station near the intersection of the Taylor Flat Road. Turn right on the Taylor Flat Road and continue to climb through mature aspen groves. Sinbad Valley and the Uncompahgre Plateau can be seen to the right. Road then drops steadily to Taylor Flat through oak thickets.